Luke McCaffrey is Nebraska football’s newest commit, and yes, there’s a reason his name might sound familiar.
— Luke McCaffrey (@mccaffrey_luke) June 4, 2018
McCaffrey is the younger brother of Christian and Dylan McCaffrey. Christian was a Heisman Trophy finalist and all-purpose monster at Stanford. He’s now a running back for the Carolina Panthers. Dylan was a highly touted quarterback recruit who just redshirted his first season at Michigan.
While Luke is listed as an athlete in some recruiting circles, Nebraska is reportedly recruiting him as a quarterback. He appears to fit the mold of a Scott Frost quarterback: Mainly, he’s an athlete who will be able to use his legs to beat defenses.
Luke McCaffrey is a 4-star recruit on the 247Sports composite database, which ranks him as the No. 17 athlete and No. 262 overall prospect in the 2019 class. As long as he’s still expected to play quarterback for the Huskers, fans can expect recruiting experts to start rating him as a quarterback.
Here’s a sampling of excited coaches and brothers:
— Christian McCaffrey (@run__cmc) June 4, 2018
— Troy Walters® (@CoachWalters1) June 4, 2018
Cornhusker Nation, we got our guy. The future just happened…Again!!!
— Mario A. F. Verduzco (@Coach_Verdu) June 4, 2018